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first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Houston’s Harden wins NBA MVP over James and Davis In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)MOSCOW — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing.Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment Monday by FIFA’s disciplinary panel.ADVERTISEMENT Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050).The FIFA judges had the power to impose two-match bans if the actions of the players in a 2-1 win last Friday in Kaliningrad were judged to have provoked the general public.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownXhaka and Shaqiri made hand gestures of a two-headed eagle after scoring second-half goals, and Lichtsteiner joined in the celebration.The two goal scorers have ethnic Albanian heritage linked to Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia doesn’t recognize that independence. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach Mladen Krstajic and federation president Slavisa Kokeza were each fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,060) and warned by FIFA for “unsporting behavior due to statements made” about the referee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In a separate ruling Monday, FIFA fined the Serbian football federation 54,000 Swiss francs ($54,700) for incidents involving its fans at the same game.Serbia was charged for fans’ “display of discriminatory banners and messages by Serbian supporters as well as for throwing objects during the match,” FIFA said.Both the Switzerland and Serbia teams played down any political factors before the game last Friday. Shaqiri had posted a photograph on Instagram of his playing boots, one with a Switzerland flag on the heel and the other with a Kosovo flag.However, a tense back-and-forth game saw Xhaka level the game in the second half and Shaqiri win it with a 90th-minute goal.Serbian officials and fans were angered by refereeing decisions during the game and FIFA issued more verdicts Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Read Nextlast_img read more

first_imgResidents interested in reviewing the plan and adding their comments can visit www.prrd.bc.ca to download a copy. You can expect to see more recycling bins coming soon to local waste transfer stations. The bins are just one of the reccommendations of residents of the Peace River Regional district who attended open houses this year to discuss the district’s new waste management plan. Fourteen of the open houses were held, netting over 300 attendants who expressed support for environmentally-minded waste management options including reuse facilities known as “share sheds” to be installed at district transfer stations.- Advertisement -Other reccommendations include upgrades to transfer station fencing and improved staffing levels. Shannon Anderson with Peace River Regional District says that there is still time for residents to submit their comments on the waste management plan to the district. [asset|aid=205|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Shannon Anderson – Waste Management Plan_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCALIFORNIA has rapidly become a classic example of a place where the rich get richer and the poor continually get poorer. That’s been true for a decade or more when it comes to employment, where pay for high-end jobs requiring college degrees or higher has grown rapidly, while wages for unskilled labor in fields, carwashes, restaurants and hotels have risen only slightly. Now the real-estate market is creating even more severe inequalities. Example: In one ZIP code area of southern Santa Monica, there were two foreclosures on houses during the second quarter of last year, and two again for the same time period this year. Meanwhile, in another ZIP code almost 100 miles east in the Riverside County city of Moreno Valley, there were 23 foreclosures during the second quarter of last year and 296 this year. Statewide, foreclosures were up from about 20,000 during that time period last year to 53,000 this year. Strikingly, property values in most neighborhoods are down this year, but they are actually up in high-end areas where home prices average more than $1 million. So the rich are still getting richer, and the poor – even the not-so-poor and the middle class – are getting much poorer. The poor watch as whatever equity they’ve built up over years of making house payments disappears in a price slump, and then often have to abandon their homes when monthly payments on some subprime mortgages rise after three or five years of requiring only interest. But that kind of inequality occurs every time there’s a real estate recession like the one in which the entire nation is mired today. Even more serious and permanent is the widening difference between economic classes in this state spawned by the ongoing wave of immigration from Latin America, both legal and illegal. “By slow degrees, California has changed from a state where opportunities abounded and prosperity was more broadly shared to one with an increasing divide between the rich and the poor,” reports Jean Ross, executive director of the Sacramento-based California Budget Project, a nonpartisan analysis agency. “It makes it harder for working families to succeed and to give their children a decent start in life.” A new report from the Budget Project finds the gap between low-wage and high-wage workers has widened more in California than other parts of America. One reason for this, the study found, is that job growth in this state has come mostly at the high end and the low end of the wage scale, while the middle ground remains largely stagnant. What the report does not say is that these conditions are largely the result of buildups in the high-technology sector and the steady stream of immigration. High-technology jobs require education and skills, unless they are simple assembly-line posts. Companies like Intel, Google, Yahoo, Qualcomm, Cisco Systems and Oracle, which employ many thousands of workers, offer higher pay and better working conditions than normal. Fortune Magazine lists all of them among the 50 best employers in America to work for. That’s partly because their highly skilled workers are in constant demand, with headhunters calling many of them almost daily. The high pay and free gourmet meals some of these firms routinely provide are ways of hanging onto their best employees. But no one would rank any carwash, restaurant kitchen or vineyard in that category. Jobs there pay exponentially less than those in high-tech. The low-end jobs stay in that category for two reasons: There is little or no competition for workers because these positions require few skills. The immigrants who fill most of them are among the least educated to arrive in America in the last century. Especially the illegal ones, who undergo no screening for education, disease, criminal record or anything else, as legal immigrants must. As a result, the Budget Project reports about 2 million California families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level of $13,690 per year. These families can offer their children few resources, often need children to join them and help at their jobs, and produce a large number of high-school dropouts. One result: School achievement tests show a continuing gap between Latino children and whites. All those factors mitigate against future success for the children. The danger in all this is that extreme distance between economic classes has often been a harbinger of social unrest. It was one of the underlying causes of riots like those in Watts and other parts of Los Angeles in 1965 and 1992. This state’s government appears utterly oblivious to the problem, but continuing to ignore it can only lead to trouble as rage builds among many millions of have-nots. Thomas D. Elias is a writer living in Southern California. Write to him by e-mail at tdelias@aol.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgEden Hazard says Real Madrid “know what they have to do” if they want to sign him from Chelsea.The Belgian playmaker has yet to pen a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with his current contract due to expire in 2020. gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener ALTERED possible xi crackers How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence center_img Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Hazard has now revealed he is waiting to discover who will be Chelsea’s manager next season before deciding on his future and will only extend his stay if there are improvements at the Premier League club.And he has admitted he is open to a move to Real Madrid if the Spanish giants, who have regularly been linked with the 27-year-old, come calling.In an interview with L’Equipe, the Belgium World Cup ace said: “I wait to see whether the [Chelsea] coach will stay or leave.“If I stay it’s for the club to be better than last season. I don’t want to stay for us to be poorer.“Real Madrid could interest me, the world knows that. But if tomorrow this club does not want me any longer then we will not speak about it any longer.“If they want to buy me they know what they need to do. I don’t want to go there just for the sake of it. There needs to be a project.“There is still a project at Chelsea [two years left on his contract]. If I have a good World Cup, things will become easier.” who plays? predicted How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Latest Premier League News 1 smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img read more

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Complete Results (PDF) Men’s Team Results1. Drake, 222. Creighton, 37Drake Men’s Individual Results6 Kilometers2. Matt Cozine, 18:56.784. Xavier Lechleitner, 19:00.646. Sam King, 19:08.117. Kyle Cass, 19:08.518. Joe Romain, 19:10.959. Cole Friedman, 19:18.7412. Andrew Berndt, 19:32.3413. Jack Zettl, 19:36.2714. Bradley Brodsky, 19:36.70 Story Links OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams began 2019 by taking on Creighton in a dual meet with the Bluejays Saturday evening.Drake’s men prevailed over the Bluejays, 22-37, while the Bulldog women were outpaced by Creighton, 23-32.The women ran a 4-kilometer course at Skutt Catholic High School while the men competed on a 6-kilometer course. Both teams had more than five runners in the top five of each race with Matt Cozine leading the way by finishing as the second overall runner and first scorer in the men’s race. Cozine finished in 18:56.78. He was followed by Xavier Lechleitner in fourth in 19:00.64.Millie Bretl paced the women’s team, finishing the 4-kilometer course in 14:17.23 to take third. Rachel Selva crossed next for the Bulldogs in 14:22.91 to take fifth. The Bulldogs return to action next Friday with split squads heading to the annual Oz Memorial in Minneapolis, Minn., and the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.Women’s Team Scores1. Creighton, 232. Drake, 32Drake Women’s Individual Results4 Kilometers3. Millie Bretl, 14:17.235. Rachel Selva, 14:22.917. Olivia Rogers, 14:40.398. Elizabeth Aho, 14:47.499. Lindsey Rowatt, 14:47.5712. MyKaela Cole, 14:58.2317. Alexa Andrews, 15:54.1318. Lucy Avenson, 16:06.1619. Samantha Jones, 18:39.16last_img read more

first_imgLíonra Leitir Ceanainn is hosting an event this week to bring businesses together to discuss the town’s new Irish language plan.Do you know the benefits of using Irish in your business? Or the funding and support available to help incorporate the Irish language into your business?Letterkenny is about to get its own Irish language plan and Líonra Leitir Ceanainn would like to know how they can help businesses encourage and facilitate the use of the language. The group is hosting an event on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 5:30pm in CoLab, LYIT for local businesses where they will discuss:CoLab Innovation Centre at LYITThe benefits of using Irish in your businessFunding opportunitiesSimple ways of facilitating the Irish language in your businessWhat local businesses would like to see in an Irish language planThis is your opportunity to have input into a plan which will be implemented over seven years once it is approved and funded by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.“The more input we have from the local community at this stage, the better the plan will be and the more it will do for Letterkenny. Come along, find out more and let us know what you think,” said a member of the Irish language plan committee.For more information, contact Ursula Ní Shabhaois by email ursula@cinnteacht.ie or call 004428 30 898 242 Letterkenny businesses urged to have their say on Irish language plan was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCoLabEventIrish language planLíonra Leitir Ceanainnlast_img read more

first_imgAli Adams has enlisted the help of a hypnotist as part of his preparations for his showdown with Audley Harrison.Former Olympic champion Harrison, 40, will make his return to the ring to face Adams in Brentwood on 14 April.It will be the Wembley heavyweight’s first fight since he lost a one-sided world title bout against David Haye in November 2010.And the 30-year-old Adams, who was born in Iraq and lives in Chelsea, is determined to leave no stone unturned in the build-up to the biggest fight of his career.“After a 15-minute session I can spar in a trance and feel no pain. It is amazing,” said Adams.“My promoter Steve Goodwin recommended this guru who has helped many jockeys and other sportsmen that Steve has dealt with in the past.“I am hitting harder than ever before and knocking people clean out in sparring after this hypnosis. We know that Audley will be knocked out in round four.”He added “My hypnotist will be in my dressing room before the fight and will accompany me to the ring.“Audley cannot win this fight and he has always gone on about his destiny. I can tell him his destiny is to be on his back on the canvas in round four.”Related story: Adams vows to ‘destroy’ Harrison (20 January)Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThere seems to have been an intergradation between big-boned Neanderthals and modern humans, according to the BBC News.  “Newly identified remains from Vindija in Croatia, which date to between 42,000 and 28,000 years ago, are more delicate than ‘classic’ Neanderthals,” writes Paul Rincon.  Not only that, stone tools found nearby look like those of modern humans.  Some scientists are wondering whether the two varieties of humans were interbreeding in the area.  See also September 23, May 29 and March 27 headlines about Neanderthals.There’s a lot of variability in the human gene pool, and isolated groups are likely to have accentuated features.  Nothing about Neanderthals looks boorish or primitive any more, so it’s time to get off this false concept that has twisted anthropology since the 19th century.  We have modern humans more primitive than Neanderthals today, slamming each other in the WWF (don’t dare call these guys ‘delicate’) and ante-Neanderthal music is all the rage in health clubs.  Would that we all had Neanderthal bones and skulls, so we could get more work done.    The BBC, of course, had to include a shameless plug for their misleading TV series Walking with Cavemen with a photo of a hairy, wild-eyed brute.  It’s the same Victorian wishful thinking (see Dec. 18 headline) that wants to see us superior to our ancestors, king of the hill, when in fact early people probably had better physiques and mental capacities on average than we do now, and fewer genetic diseases, too.  The joke goes back decades that if you put a Neanderthal in a business suit, gave him a haircut and had him walk down the streets of New York, no one would even notice.  They were human, OK?  They were not evolving.  Get over it.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgRugby was among the 14 sporting codes represented at the 2014 National School Sport Championships. (Image: SportBlog)Sport has shown its ability to bring South African together. People who would otherwise never have socialized came together to celebrate as Francois Pienaar raised the Webb Ellis trophy, with the help of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.That image, of the Afrikaner hero and the man who spent a life fighting oppression remains an iconic moment of reconciliation in the history of South Africa.Now the Department of Sports and Recreation and the Department of Basic Education are tapping into the restorative spirit of sport to hold the inaugural South Africa Schools Sports Championships at more than 23 venues around Tshwane, with the main centre being the University of Pretoria since 10 December with the finals being on 15 December.The games were launched at Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe Stadium on 10 December.The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, said at the opening of the games: “School Sport is the bedrock of development. No Star just fell out of the sky, they all came through a program, and these Championships will be foundation for our future champions.The Games will also help unearth schools in need of sports funding and identify talented and promising athletes. These young future stars will be given bursaries to help develop their talent. Minister Mbalula challenged the athletes, “You must take your participation here seriously, this is not just another competition. There has never been a program like this. Here we have different codes, where future rugby stars will come out; athletics, netball and other sporting codes will produce stars. If you are here you the best of the best in South African schools.”The games are themed: “Today’s athletes, tomorrow’s legends” and should be seen in the context of broader efforts to promote access to an organised and structured system of sport and recreation. At the end of the day it is about offering opportunities to South African youth to develop their talent and support high performance, while also building unity and pride, and growing the sport and recreation sector.More than 5 000 athletes aged between 13 and 19, have been competing in 14 sporting. There were also four indigenous games included, namely: Jukskei, Kgati, Khokho and Morabaraba.CULMINATION OF THE YEARThe Department of Sports and Recreation say the games are a culmination of activities that have taken place throughout the country in the School Sport League programme and is an opportunity for gifted sportspersons to be noticed by federation talent scouts.Throughout the year, schools compete at intra-school, inter-school, district and provincial level. The winning teams at the provincial level qualify to participate in the National School Sport Championship.Granville Whittle, the Deputy Director-General responsible for Care and Support at the Department of Basic Education, said: “Learning becomes easier for kids who participate in sport because playing sport makes them healthy. As a department, we support this programme. We value the importance of investing in administrators and coaches.“We are, however, worried because it is mainly boys who are actively participating in various school sport codes.”The best school in the country will be honoured at the closing ceremony to be held at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on 15 December.last_img read more

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#news Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img audrey watters GitHub has become the go-to site for many developers and businesses to host their open-source repositories. The site now boasts over 1.6 million repositories and over 560,000 users. But a project created this weekend at the Philly Startup Weekend addresses some of the pain-points that both developers and businesses face: how do developers find interesting projects to contribute to? And how do maintainers and businesses find developers who can fill the needs of their projects?Git Hacking aims to provide a “social layer for GitHub.” As one of the co-founders, Chris Baglieri, explains: “For developers, we’re about connecting them to projects that they’ll likely be interested in contributing to; these projects may or may not be most forked or trending. For maintainers, we’re about finding developers to fill the needs of their projects. Open sourcing is step one, promoting and keeping traction can be tough. We want to arm maintainers with more to help accomplish this.”Baglieri says he came to Philly Startup Weekend on Friday with “nothing more than an idea and a laptop.” He made the pitch to build this project, which uses the GitHub API. He was joined by Josiah Kiehl, John Bunting, and Aaron Feng, who over the course of the weekend, built out the initial functionality for the site – the ability to find and promote repositories, showcase developers’ skills and repositories, as well as reward those who contribute.“Businesses win because they get fixes, for example,” says Baglieri. “Maintainers and contributors win being rewarded for their efforts.” But over the weekend, the team also built a rudimentary algorithm that may give some insight into which projects are “healthy,” something that a developer might want to know before opting to contribute. The team were the winners of the Philly Startup Weekend, but it wasn’t simply the judges who were impressed with what they’d built. After launching the site on Sunday afternoon, Git Hacking received over 400 sign-ups in the first hour-and-a-half, sitting at the top of Hacker News for most of the evening.The team says that GitHub has done a lot for open source projects, but they think there’s still more to be done to be able to help support the community. “We’re all about open source,” they say. Indeed, you can find the team’s code on GitHub, and you can sign up now for when the site goes live. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more